A successor to
GDL 39 3D, the GDL 50 combines dual-link ADS-B traffic, a wide range of Flight
Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products, GPS and back-up
aircraft attitude information that displays via Bluetooth® wireless technology
on iPAD and Android devices, as well as Garmin aear-660, aera-795, and aera-796
portable GPS products. FIS-B weather products received by GDL 50 include NEXRAD
imagery, METARs, TAFs, wind and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and more.
Additionally, pilots also have access to the most recent data as GDL 50
continually downloads traffic and weather information in the background — even
while the display device is sleeping.
In addition to comprehensive
weather data, pilots utilizing GDL 50 can receive ADS-B traffic information and
audible alerts to easily identify potential traffic conflicts while in-flight.
Dual-link technology allows the GDL 50 to receive ADS-B “In” traffic on both
978 MHz and 1090 MHz frequencies, offering the most complete traffic picture
and superior situational awareness. For aircraft that are properly equipped to
meet ADS-B “Out” with a certified solution, the portable GDL 50 ADS-B “In”
receiver provides an even better traffic picture by also receiving TIS-B
traffic data from ground stations.
Garmin ADS-B receivers, the patented TargetTrend™ technology provides a more
intuitive method of judging traffic trajectories and closure rates,
particularly in airspace with high volumes of traffic. So, pilots can more
easily discern traffic targets that pose the greatest threat. TerminalTraffic™
technology displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and
ground vehicles throughout the airport environment on the moving map and
SafeTaxi® airport diagram. ADS-B traffic can be overlaid on the dedicated
traffic page, the moving map and IFR/VFR charts on compatible devices.
superior battery life, a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows GDL
50 to receive ADS-B traffic, FIS-B weather, GPS and backup aircraft attitude
information for up to 8 hours on a single charge. On applicable devices,
back-up attitude information can be displayed within the SVX™ synthetic vision
feature or the aircraft panel pages for use in VFR conditions. Capable of
wirelessly streaming data to two devices and making hardwired connections to
two additional devices simultaneously, GDL 50 offers quick and convenient
access to essential information throughout the cockpit.